Giordano's Tower

Address: Vicolo delle Vallesi , Asciano, Tuscany, 53041, Italy | Castle
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This castle, located on Vicolo delle Vallesi , Asciano, is near Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
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    You Can't Get There From Here-Day 11

    A travel blog entry by jjstaar on Jul 14, 2014

    7 photos

    ... by Michele. The food and atmosphere at Guido's were very rich. I had stuffed guinea hen and Jay had wild boar which he thinks was actually beef. Guido's is known for its steak but since the steaks were over a kilogram they were too big for us. We were chagrined to find people around us sharing them. Duh!

    After dinner we walked through the streets to meet someone from our Cinque Terre tour company hoping to retrieve Jim's lost sunglasses and I was on a mission to ...

    Twerking it Italian style

    A travel blog entry by jlb43409 on May 27, 2014

    3 comments, 17 photos

    ... and it was quite funny to look around see everyone's head drooping.

    This was the end of the normal route and those who wanted to hitch a ride to the hotel could do so. The additional route was another 30k through very rolling hills and I had decided that I was done for the day. Linda (mom from NJ and Lauren, her daughter who was already in the van) had also decided to call it in, due to the dicey weather. While the sun ...

    Day 10 - Florence

    A travel blog entry by on Oct 10, 2013

    7 photos

    ... One is carrying a box of wine glasses, while the other is carrying a bottle of wine. We tried our best to shoo them away, but c'mon! They had wine!!! We finally agree to a glass (with the hotel room door wide open)... All of the sudden, three more Germans! Next thing we know, paintings came flying off the wall, we're making German sandwiches with Jenny and Carrie, posing for random pics - it was a total hilarious disaster. Luckily it was short lived. We promised them ...

    Under the Tuscan sun

    A travel blog entry by katemc55 on Jun 20, 2013

    12 photos

    ... was in the 14th century...but they won't forget it. Quite a commercial centre and route for pilgrims at that time, and the claim is banking started here.... Saw the banners of the 'contrades' or districts of the city, and Camilla was a proud Member of the Lion Contrade. We see the Duomo, a rather ornate church, which they were about to extend when the plague struck in the late 14th century...leaving the unfinished ...

    Il Palio

    A travel blog entry by ashgone4 on Jul 20, 2011

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... For a little history/geography, Siena is divided into 17 separate contradas which are Italian city wards. Apparently these originally were associated with specific trades such as goldsmiths (unicorns), silk manufacturers (caterpillars), and blacksmiths (porcupines). As I walked around the city I noticed that certain corridors would only be sporting the flag of a particular contrada meaning that was that contrada's territory. On certain intersections ...